Men of Valor:
Apparently I've been outed: I'm the 'team' working on this for Aspyr.
More on this later.
One thing I'm learning by fighting with a different project that has nothing
to do with UE3: modern 3D graphic APIs are really friggin intimidating.
I'm really growing to hate both DirectX 9 and OpenGL 2.0, which is
unfortunate considering there isn't really any part of UE3's renderer that
doesn't concern itself with DX9-level tech. This makes me grumpy. I feel like
the Unix equivalent of those two old dudes in the balcony on the Muppet Show.
(If you want the Apple/VoIP patch source code, it's on the mailing list, but
not in CVS as far as I know. Check the openal-devel list archives at
Good news for you Mac users later in the week.
Apparently the driver bugfix got rolled into Software Update for OSX 10.3.6.
Have you hugged an Apple engineer today?
Unreal Tournament 2003:
There's an exploit in the ut2003 network code, so here's a new build.
The Linux one has about a million changes over the stock 2225, since it's got
all the MacOSX work on top of it. Consider it beta. The Mac version has one
or two fixes, so it's worth updating.
Unreal Tournament 2004:
Mac version 3339: http://0day.icculus.org/ut2004/ut2004-macpatch3339.dmg.bz2
This one is big (90 megs instead of 15), because it installs the ECE Bonus
Pack. It is safe to use this even if you previously installed the ECE-BP,
but there are some 3339 things that need to override the scripts shipped
with the bonus pack, so this was easier than trying get everyone to install
everything in the right order.
Linux version 3339: http://0day.icculus.org/ut2004/ut2004-lnxpatch3339.tar.bz2
Please install the Editors' Choice bonus pack FIRST, and then 3339.
Bonus pack is here: http://0day.icculus.org/ut2004/ut2004-ECEBonusPack.tar.bz2
So this goes:
1) Install game (or take an existing installation at any version)
2) Unpack ECEBonusPack and copy into game installation.
3) Unpack 3339 and copy into game installation.
If you're using an Editors' Choice Edition disc (the box is reddish),
then skip straight to step #3...the bonus pack is part of the default
installation on those discs.
Call of Duty:
(new COD and CODUO patches are coming...any minute now...)
Original COD Linux admins should currently be using: http://icculus.org/betas/cod/COD-lnxded-1.4-07252004.tar.bz2
COD:UO Linux admins should currently be using: http://0day.icculus.org/cod/coduo-lnxded-1.41e.tar.bz2
Postal 2 Share the Pain:
Did an interview with Macologist about Postal 2, among other things: http://www.macologist.org/portal.php?topic_id=607
2.2.1 for Linux is on the fast track with the beta testers. I hope to see
it shipping this week. The Mac build is suffering from a serious problem...
we don't have a license to use GameSpy's SDK on the Mac anymore, for reasons
I won't get into here. For a purely-multiplayer game, this complicates
things, to say the least. There are some minor contingency plans in place,
but this means more delays. I know you all love waiting, sorry about this.
"The thing to do is to crack every fighting head that you see, before there
are so many fighting heads that you cannot crack any of them. There is but
scant account kept of cracked heads in back of the yards, for men who have
to crack the heads of animals all day seem to get into the habit, and to
practice on their friends, and even on their families, between times. This
makes it a cause for congratulation that by modern methods a very few men can
do the painfully necessary work of head-cracking for the whole of the
-- Upton Sinclair, "The Jungle"